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Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &#  If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. Imagine you pour 5 years of your life into your next gig and it starts to become successful.

Austin Start-up MailLift Joins 500 Startups

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I met fellow hustler Brian Curliss about 2 years ago at a Startup Weekend event that I was covering. So what is  MailLift ?

The seven attributes of a highly successful start–up CEO


By David Friedman. I met Kirsten Mangers several years ago after she successfully sold her startup, Webvisible.   Culture Maven. Growth!

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Wearable World Labs Partners With Technicolor to Accelerate Wearable Tech & IOT Start­ups

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His center will be the go-to place for startups and corporations to collaborate in a move to create products that change the world.

REVIEW | Un-Realistic TV: “Start-ups: Silicon Valley”

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Anyone who lives and works in the start-up world knows that big gambles and intense pivots happen in business every day that could easily be TV-worthy.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?


Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? asked them to devise reasons an entrepreneur should remain in college. Share and Enjoy.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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Many people start companies arse backwards.  Most lawyers that  work with startups are willing to work on a deferred payment schedule. 

10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes


Jason’s inspiration for this 6 ½ minute talk was a blog entry he wrote in 2008, which went viral within the startup community.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone


Thus, emerging entrepreneurs should parse fact from fantasy by watching the show with an experienced business pro. According to David S.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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So what skills does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?  If you’re already running a startup you know all this.  Yeah, right. 

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Channel Love Story. Nevermind.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas


His talk was especially intriguing, as he attended UCSB, but dropped out to start a clothing design company. Entrepreneur Video

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The best advice startups will never follow


Let me tell you a few short hair-raising stories of entrepreneurs who have raised money and regretted it later.  Starting up Raising money

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? Done. 5. Look For MBA Outliers.

A Place for Entrepreneurs/Founders to Trade Equity for Work/Resources

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Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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But then I started to see it happening internally. grew up and played sports all my life. All startups are hard. Me: “LOL.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

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” The post Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Startup Lessons

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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It’s called Startup Life and you can order it here. It was a huge personal leap of faith for them to open up so much. Quoting Amy.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught


Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms. Challenging.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t. 

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How to (re) Approach People (Advice on the Eve of LeWeb)

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This is part of my ongoing series with Startup Advice. Business Etiquette Tips for dealing with VCs and Corporates at Conferences. Waste.

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes


Note: This is the third installment in the Startup Team Building series. Many emerging entrepreneurs have fractured, seemingly random careers.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Many of them have their iPhones and laptops ready to command their attention the moment that you start sucking. All numbers above made up.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College


Are you an entrepreneur that is thinking about dropping out of college? However, as made clear in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

Entrepreneurs Who Relish Being Wrong Usually Win


During my 15-years as a startup executive, I relished being proven wrong. Effective entrepreneurs reject dogmatism and embrace doubt.

Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M


Creating an effective remote team is often difficult, especially for a startup, as the core business issues are ill-defined and the pace is chaotic.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

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We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs. As the economy gets tighter, these businesses will start to disappear.

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

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There are a lot of things I think entrepreneurs should care about when raising from a VC: How big or small their fund is? Why? 1. Beezer did.

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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There reality is that a certain magic that happens when you’re in person is critical in a startup. Been there. What about call centers?

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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This applies to both founders and to VC’s that work with them. I see two common mistakes in companies (not just in startups, in fact). 1.

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How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur


Benedikt''s description of his encounters with Adam is an effective primer for young entrepreneurs who want to expand their network beyond their peers.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing posts on  Startup Advice.  Tags: Start-up Advice startup technology You’re stressed.

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The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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This is part of my series on Startup Advice. It’s subtle and slow.  It starts with the basics: rapport and credibility. Never.

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Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  If you plan to set one up – no problem.  So do advisory boards really add value? 

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year


Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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Most Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs I know are more like Al Gore. Entrepreneur AdviceThis article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Building Products for Mass Adoption

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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Entrepreneurs make fast decisions and move forward knowing that at best 70% of their decisions are going to be right.  Not you. Charts. 

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers


number of startups have created compelling tools to enhance the monetization of online videos. Coull Offers Advertisers Video Skimlinks.

Every Entrepreneur Has A Bob Dylan Moment – What’s Yours?


Mr. Kooper picks up the story once Wilson returned to the control room, not realizing that he was at the organ. So he didn’t say, ‘No.’”.